A Celebration of Life service for Herbert B. “HB” Dalton age 91 of Round Rock, TX formerly of Enid will be 10 am Wednesday at the Cherokee Cemetery with Rev. Jim Edmison officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
HB arrived in this world on September 26, 1928 to Lucille Burns and Forrest H. Berry near Yewed, OK. and went to a better world on August 6, 2020. After his parents divorced in 1930, HB went to live with his grandparents, Nora and Proctor Burns, who lived on a half section of land, six miles west of Cherokee, one mile south and ½ mile west. He attended a country school, where he walked ½ mile to school for the 1st and 2nd grade. In 1936, Lucille Burns married Richard Dalton and they moved to Duncan, OK. In 1939, they moved to Oklahoma City and he went to live with his foster grandparents, James and Tommie Dalton. He attended Deer Creek School thru the 7th grade. He attended Roosevelt Junior High in Oklahoma City and graduated from Central High School in May 1946.
He joined the US Army in September 1946, took basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and served in the 19th Infantry Regiment in Japan. In December 1947, he mustered out of the Army serving as a WW II veteran for 18 months. And he enrolled in Central State College in September 1948 for his freshman year. In September 1949, he transferred to Cameron Junior College at Lawton, OK. He later graduated from Oklahoma University in 1952 and enrolled in the US Army as a 2nd LT. where he was stationed in F. Lee, Virginia, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and Kaiserslautern, Germany. He was released from the US Army as a 1st Lt. in 1955. In September 1957, he returned to OU to work toward his Masters. In May 1958 he went to work for WM Brothers Company in Tulsa, OK. H B married Leta Kay Smith at Jet, OK on April 25, 1959. HB worked in the family operated business in Oklahoma. He retired as a certified internal auditor from British Petroleum. He was a member of the Baptist church and made his profession of faith as a young adult. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and served as a volunteer for Seton Southwest Hospital in Austin, TX. He was a passionate OU Football fan.
He is survived by his wife of the home, children; Rick and wife Lindy, Jay and wife Katherine and two grandchildren Jessica Dalton and McGregor Dalton.
Memorials may be made to Tunnel2towers.org or Alzhiemer Foundation of America with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodians of the funds.
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